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U of M study raises new worries about flu at fairs

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A study, released Wednesday, comes on the heels of recent reports that more than 150 people in other parts of the country have contracted a new type of swine flu, apparently after contact with pigs at state or county fairs. Continue Reading

Fairs happening in the area

July 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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iss, Motley Crue coming to Minnesota State Fair

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tickets are $81, $71 and $51 and will go on sale at 1 p.m. Saturday through the State Fair’s box office and Etix.com. Continue Reading

Minnesota State Fair’s old Judging Arena demolished

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The old Judging Arena withstood five decades of storm damage and extensive use. It hosted showmanship competitions for beef, goats, lambs, swine and horses, even llamas and alpacas.
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Minnesota State Fair’s old Judging Arena demolished

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The old Judging Arena withstood five decades of storm damage and extensive use. It hosted showmanship competitions for beef, goats, lambs, swine and horses, even llamas and alpacas.
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FAIR-LY FRUSTRATED: Voters vent to lawmakers at ‘Minnesota Get-Together’

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Many Minnesota State Fair attendees who stopped at the state House and Senate booths to fill out their annual State Fair polls and others who greeted Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken as the Democratic office-holders strolled the grounds on the first day of the Fair. Continue Reading

Minnesota State Fair will be harder to reach, costlier to enter

August 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials say construction at University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul will make this a great year to try a park-and-ride lot for the fair, which opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 5. Continue Reading

CHEESE CURD EPICENTER: Minnesota State Fair curds rooted in Ellsworth, Wis.

August 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The journey of the 112,000 pounds of deep-fried cheese curds that will be consumed at the Minnesota State Fair begins with a single cow. Continue Reading

Minnesota State Fair job applicants far exceed openings

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota State Fair employers say they’re seeing the effects of a tough economy. Job applications far exceed the number of employment opportunities. Continue Reading

VIDEO TIME LAPSE: Carving of world’s largest cheese sculpture

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Watch “The Cheese Lady,” Sarah Kaufmann, carve a 1,080-pound block of cheddar at the Wisconsin State Fair to set the world record for largest chese sculpture. Continue Reading